George Washington Papers

From Richard Kidder Meade to Robert Burnett, 20 June 1780

Hd Qrs June 20th 178.


I am directed by the General to request you will be pleased to send some person into New York that you can confide in, in order to ascertain the number of Armed Ships (& their names) in the harbour—& whether the Fleet from the Southward had any Troops on board—with such other intelligence as he may be able to collect—that however respecting their naval force being of importance, you will be pleased to regard most and learn if possible in a short time.

R. K. Meade A.D.C.

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